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UPFRONT featuring Rhonda Ross and more (AUDIO)

Rhonda Ross

Check out my most recent edition of UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry. It includes my red carpet coverage of AMAZING GRACE featuring the late, great Aretha Franklin. The film opens nationwide in theaters on April 19 but yours truly got a sneak peek last week. 

The highly anticipated documentary takes audiences back in time to the live recording of Franklin's most successful album to date---https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkKOIQwTiKE">AMAZING GRACE. From the rehearsals to the actual taping, audiences get up close and personal with the "Queen of Soul" as she belts out such classic tunes as "Wholy Holy," "Never Grow Old," "How I Got Over" and many more. I also got a chance to chat with gospel greats Byron Cage, Bishop William Murphy and Darlene McCoy regarding the album's influence on their careers.  

The second half of the show is my exclusve interview with Emmy-nominated actress, singer and producer Rhonda Ross. She opens up about her new film project and performing at this year Atlanta Jazz Festival with her husband and accomplish pianist Rodney Kendrick. She also opens up about her famous mother Diana Ross, who recently turned 75-years-young and father Motown founder Berry Gordy. 

UPFRONT is WCLK's arts and entertainment show that focuses on the biggest and brightest names in TV, film, music, fashion and more. It airs every Saturday morning at 9 a.m. and is hosted by yours truly Ray Cornelius. 

Tune in tomorrow for my red carpet coverage from the Little movie premiere plus my conversation with fashion icon Kevan Hall and my exclusive with Dr. Nsenga Burton as she discusses the life and legacy of Nipsey Hussle. 

Ray Cornelius is one of Atlanta’s newest entertainment writers and media personalities. His arts and entertainment website, www.raycornelius.com spotlights the latest in “positive” African-American celebrity news and was established in 2012. Since that time Cornelius has covered a myriad of red carpet premieres, award shows and Atlanta-based films including Tyler Perry’s Temptation, The BronzeLens Film Festival, The Trumpet Awards, and The Steve Harvey’s Neighborhood Awards just to name a few. He has also interviewed a who’s who list of today’s top singers, actors and reality stars. With nearly 20 years of media experience, Cornelius has also worked as an associate producer for the Emmy-winning public affairs program, ATL Insider and with such award shows as The Soul Train Awards, The Trumpet Awards and BET Hip-Hop Awards.